• Phillip Fields

"MORE THAN" conquerers?

Do you see yourself as "More Than" a conqueror?

I'm asking you how you see yourself, not what you have been told you should be.

Your answer to this question affects your security and ultimately your destiny.

Don't be confused, being a conqueror is not a special calling for God's elite.

All of us are called to be overcomers as agents of God's kingdom.

But I find that most modern-day self-acclaimed Christians, at least a whole slew of placeholders in leadership within the Body of Christ are living oppressed under the attack and tyranny of evil.

They don't know how to win. Why?

We're not winning. Believers are exercising more unbelief than overcoming victorious faith. Our disappointments with social, political, and cultural depravity have turned us into self-centered cowards.

We are no longer concerned about advancing God's kingdom because we are consumed with worry about our personal need for security.

The Great Apostle Paul writes to the advancing Christian Church in Rome:

There is therefore now NO CONDEMNATION to those who are in Christ Jesus!!!

To be condemned meant you were given a death sentence. Paul is clearly saying your death sentence has been removed.

But Paul qualifies his pronouncement with the additional clarifying sentence, " if you do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

The road to victory, to becoming more than a conqueror as Paul states in verse 37 of chapter 8 are activated when we "walk in the Spirit."

Walking in the Spirit involves submitting yourself to living from God's presence. Most of chapter 8 is about applying ourselves to this spiritual walk. My favorite part is verse 26 where Paul describes the Spirit making intercession for us with groanings that cannot be uttered.

The Holy Spirit longs to pray through us. He want